THINK PINK: Ladies from Kilcummin are planning a pink night for ‘Comfort for Chemo’. Pictured front l-r were: Kathleen Ryan, Carmel O’Riordan, Kate Fleming and Mary O’Leary. Back l-r were: Susan Healy, Marie Brosnan, Teresa Casey and Eileen O’Leary. Photo: Michelle Crean


By Michelle Crean

Kilcummin ladies are calling on the public to ‘think pink’ this January to help raise funds to help those with cancer in Kerry.


‘Pink Night’ is the seventh annual event organised by the Kilcummin Ladies GAA committee – and they’ve raised over €12,000 to date for various local charities.


Now they’re ready to do it all again on Saturday, January 4 with an 8pm start in the Klub Bar Kilcummin.


This year all proceeds will be donated to ‘Comfort for Chemo’ in their bid to build a much needed new chemotherapy unit in University Hospital Kerry (UHK) to ensure comfort for the people of Kerry, Carmel O’Riordan,  Chairperson Kilcummin ladies committee, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.


“It’s always a fun night,” she said. “The Klub Bar Kilcummin will be awash with pink on the night and as usual there will be a prize for the best pink outfit for ladies and gents. There will be live music followed by disco with plenty of party games, fun quiz and fantastic raffle prizes.”


Admission is free with great door prizes on offer including weekend breaks, hair vouchers and much more.


“Traditionally organised for Women’s Christmas ‘Pink Night’ welcomes everyone and indeed our men folk have been great supporters in the past. Cancer knows no boundaries and has struck a chord with us all. So gather all your friends and colleagues and come along for this usually enjoyable event.”